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The Moat Tea Rooms

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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67 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HJ, England
+44 1227 784514
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Should you go through Canterbury for a day, or for a few hours, and you like tea and some good cakes & wonderful scones - then this is your place! I have been there with friends on the 2nd Jan, and was absolutely amazing; the building obviously has gone through some renovation & changes during 500 years, but some parts... More 

Thank Surzen
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A perfect timbered old house with leaded glass windows and a tiny old staircase to upstairs if you prefer over the main floor. Most lovely experience in Canterbury with perfect tea service. The teas are exceptional served in floral pots. The scones are a delight and very fresh. Overall, a Perfect Tea House - you will like this one!

Thank Kathy W
Lisbon, Portugal
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely tinny little tearoom for a break after your visit to the Canterbury Cathedral. Great selection of different and unique leaf teas. Coffee seemed to be delicious as well. And all the cakes at the window look absolutely stunning and taste even better. Lovely staff, the lady who runs the shop is adorable. Highly recommended

Thank MarianaFSilva
Leicester, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I love a quirky tea room and this certainly delivers. Friendly service and exceptional food set in one of the oldest houses in Canterbury. Much nicer than your larger chains and bars for a nice afternoon tea or lunch.

Thank markymark75
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214 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

On a special occasion I wanted afternoon tea for 5. On arrival things could not have been done better. The venue itself is quaint and charming, making for a great atmosphere. The tea was very good value indeed. Honest, good food at a very honest price. Not a morsel was left on the plates! The range of leaf teas offered... More 

Thank Borderer12
Hove, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Really nice tea shop with unusual range of teas and very delicious cakes, friendly service, worth a visit

Thank Valerie943
Greater London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Dined in this lovely teahouse with family, the building itself is really old but well maintained and preserved its charm and character. Well worth a visit if you want to experience a traditional English tea which my group is after to. The staffs who also served our meal were really great. I liked their traditional creamed tea ☕.

Thank Veronica B
Hinsdale, Illinois
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119 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

The tea rooms are in a 500+ year old building. We were on the second floor and loved the exposed beams and slanted floor. There is a display of baked goods in the window. We ordered the Traditional cream tea which is very reasonably priced. Delicious scones, cake of your choice and tea sandwiches. A great break from a cold... More 

Thank RealtOr30
Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Went here after seeing the mouth watering cakes on display in the window and decided to go in have a slice with a lovely cup of tea and the service was good nice warm welcoming I was impressed thank you.

Thank Wayne A
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

An excellent tea room in a historic part of Canterbury, the range of teas i just mind blowing. Leaf tea can be bought to take away from a huge selection or purchased to drink in the tea room along with a good selection of snacks. Small, quaint and typically British, worth a visit.

Thank Steve M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Cafe
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 784514

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